It has complex aromas of blackberry, cassis, herb spices and cedar that will open up with age, with hints of orange chocolate, cassis, cedar, juniper berry and cloves.
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot|
APPEARANCE: Bright brick and maroon.
NOSE: Subdued at first, opening slowly to exotic floral, fruit and spice perfumes. Emerging from beneath are
PALATE: Arrives fine and elegant on the
Drinks beautifully now, will reward over next 10+ years
An exceptionally dry Spring resulted in small balanced canopies and early development stages. A very warm Summer with timely rainfall around
Whites were harvested in a very short time
Vasse Felix was the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The vineyard took its unusual name from an early event in the district.
Vasse was a French seaman who drowned last century when his longboat overturned near the site of Busselton while exploring the coastline on the ship “Geographe” under Captain Freycinet. Paradoxically, Felix is the Latin word for fortunate or luck. Thus the name refers to a favored place in Australia discovered by the French.
The bird depicted on the label is a peregrine falcon. The native birds were an immense problem at harvest so trained falcons were used to deter them